Tag: Mechanical

Music Business Music Technology

New Spotify Songwriter Lawsuits, Legal Filings Threaten Streaming Driven Music Industry Recovery

spotify-jobs-michael-pickering-music

The recorded music industry is in the midst of a renaissance thanks to revenue from a single source – streaming. But a growing string of lawsuits filed by songwriters and publishers, and an aggressive new legal tactic by Spotify, threatens the company’s pending IPO and could derail the industry’s delicate recovery. Over the last year, […]

CONTINUE READING
Music Business Music Technology

Facebook Offering Labels, Publishers “Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars” For Music Rights

Facebook-music-michael-pickering.jpg

Facebook is offering major record labels and music publishers millions of dollars for limited rights to their catalog, according to a new report. The offer comes alongside efforts by the social network to create its own content ID system and ongoing licensing talks with music industry. Guest Post Via Hypebot Facebook is offering major record […]

CONTINUE READING
Music Business Music Technology

Spotify Decides That Streaming Does Not Equal Reproduction, Distribution

wild-wild-west-michael-pickering-music.jpg

Today’s music industry is the Wild, Wild, West and nowhere is this seen more evidently than with respect to new challenges to old copyright laws. In what is turning into a defining battle with rightsholders, Spotify is now arguing that streaming is not the same as either reproduction or distribution and therefore not subject to […]

CONTINUE READING
Live Performance Music Business Music Entrepreneurship Music Marketing Music Technology

New Music Degrees and Certificates at CCA

This past Friday, August 25, 2017 was an extraordinary day. This day marked my 2nd anniversary working at the Community College of Aurora in Aurora, CO. On this day, our esteemed Curriculum Committee approved my first two Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program CTE Certificates and A.A.S. Degrees: Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program (MEE) Initial Certificates […]

CONTINUE READING
Music Business

YouTube, Facebook and Every Musician’s Moral Rights

moral-rights-michael-pickering-music

Here Chris Castle explores the concept of moral rights, statutory rights put in place to safeguard the link between an artist in their work, as well as bemoaning the lack of these same rights in the US and how the should operate in conjunction with companies like Facebook and YouTube. Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Technology […]

CONTINUE READING
Music Business Music Entrepreneurship Music Marketing Music Technology

The Indie Musician’s Guide To Digital Distribution

digital-distribution-michael-pickering-music

Guest Post By Budi Voogt, founder of Heroic Recordings, artist manager and author of The SoundCloud Bible. This article will help you overcome the difficult subject that is digital music distribution. Want to know how to choose from the great amount of different distributors, figure out which one is best for you and make sure that […]

CONTINUE READING
Music Business Music Technology

Warner And Spotify Strike A Deal

wmg-michael-pickering-music

Spotify has closed its third and final major label deal, signing a new multi-year global pact with Warner Music Group. Sony, Universal and Merlin had previously announced new deals with the music streamer. This deal clears the way for Spotify to enter the public stock markets via an IPO or a direct listing. Spotify has […]

CONTINUE READING
Music Business Music Technology

This Man Is The Secret Weapon That Investors Believe Will Save SoundCloud

SoundCloud-Michael-Pickering-Music

News came late last week that SoundCloud had been saved, for now, by an emergency $169.5 million cash infusion. Co-founder Alex Ljung would step aside to make room for new CEO Kerry Trainor. But how can the new exec turn the deeply unprofitable music streamer around? Fortunately, he has a secret weapon, Fred Davis.   […]

CONTINUE READING
Music Business Music Technology

21st Century Marketing Restriction: No AI Licensing 

AI-Michael-Pickering-Music

Besides deciding on revenue, marketing restrictions are one of the most important aspects of recording artist negotiations, but the rise of artificial intelligence is adding a new component to the restrictions, something artists should keep in mind moving forward, writes Chris Castle _________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of Artist Rights Watch After the money, one of the […]

CONTINUE READING
Music Business

Tips For Getting A Sync Placement

sync-michael-pickering-music

When it comes to negotiating a sync deal for your music, composing pitch emails requires massive effort and can often be frustratingly fruitless. Here we look at a few tips on how to set yourself up to receive a ‘yes’ from such negotiations. ____________________________ Guest post by Shivani Patel of the Symphonic Blog Writing pitch emails take a lot work […]

CONTINUE READING